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Employment Opportunity - Compliance Planner


Location: Civic Centre   Occupation: Planning   Division: Development, Sustainability & Lifestyle -

$90,678.64 pro-rata per annum (including Port Hedland Allowance)

  • Exposure to exciting and diverse projects
  • Develop an understanding of WA Town planning system
  • Work in a positive and high performance culture

The planning and development team at the Town of Port Hedland are preparing a planning and building compliance strategy to improve the safety and livability of the Town in accordance with the Strategic Community Plan 2018-2028. To achieve this, we are bringing together bright minds looking to take on this exciting challenge.

In this newly created role you will lead the preparation of a planning and building compliance strategy that focuses on addressing key safety and liveability issues in the Town. You will develop communications briefs with the Town’s marketing team to send out positive messages to the community on planning and building issues of concern, provide technical advice to stakeholders and the community, and work towards resolving key planning issues. This position will complete duties under the direct supervision of the Principal Town Planner, and will receive ongoing guidance and support in the application of tasks.

To be successful in this role, you will need knowledge of relevant planning theory, legislation, policy and ability to interpret appropriate application to facilitate compliance. We are seeking an individual who will thrive in a close knit team and has the ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the business as well as external organisations.

The preferred candidate will have previous experience in a similar role, will be required to undergo a pre-employment medical drug and alcohol assessment to be considered for the role, as well as possess:

  • Tertiary qualification in town planning, building surveying, environment, law or equivalent experience
  • Current ‘C’ class driver’s license
  • National Police Clearance

What the Town of Port Hedland Offers

In addition to the salary, our employees enjoy a range of benefits which may include:

  • Six weeks annual leave plus 17.5% leave loading
  • Wellness program includes discounted gym membership and pool membership
  • Superannuation co-contribution scheme
  • Training and professional development opportunities
  • Generous paid parental leave
  • Family oriented and lifestyle supportive working conditions

This position is not eligible for subsidised housing or housing allowance. Prospective applicants should make themselves aware of the accommodation situation in Port Hedland prior to submitting an application.

How to Apply

Applicants are encouraged to apply online at

If you are unable to apply online, please forward your application documents to Human Resources, Attention “Confidential Advertised Vacancy” either by:

Post:   PO Box 41, Port Hedland WA 6721

Hand:  Civic Centre, McGregor Street, Port Hedland WA 6721  

Applicants are advised to write a statement addressing the essential and desirable criteria found within the position description, summarising how any relevant experience meets the position requirements. Applicants who do not address selection criteria may not be considered in the first round of shortlisting.

Suitable applicants may be considered for appointment to similar vacancies during the six month period following the conclusion of this recruitment process. Should the preferred candidate not meet all essential criteria they may be offered the position at a lower salary level, in-line with their skills and experience.

For further information about this position please contact Chaz Roberts, Principal Town Planner on (08) 9158 9328.

Applications close 4:00pm, Friday 25 January 2019. Late applications will not be accepted.

The Town of Port Hedland is Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to eliminating all forms of discrimination. We embrace diversity and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and people with disabilities.

Attachments : - 20181109 Compliance Planner.pdf

Posted on Dec 17 by Town of Port Hedland

Advert closes on Fri, 25 Jan 2019 16:00:00

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